Interactive audio messages and playful animal animations make caring for your family’s pets fun and entertaining! CritterCare™ teaches children how to properly care and nurture small pets by providing gentle reminders to feed, clean, treat and play with their pet - on a schedule you set! A “ Real-Time” clock alerts to the pet’s specific need with playful audio messages and cartoon animations. Once the need is attended to, the “Need Button” signaled by a flashing light is pushed . The child is rewarded with an audio message and animation - thanking them for their care & attention. The “Mood” of the pet then automatically re-sets and is raised to a “Happy Status” - indicated in the length of the bar above the multi-color mood strip.